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2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

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2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby Marine_mad123 » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 4:02 pm

Introduction:
Hell their everyone my name is Macauley , Maca for short been into the aquarium hobby ever since i was knee high to a grasshopper. Like most hobbyist worked their ways through the ranks and eventually ended up in this wonderful world of marine fishes and corals, i have been reef keeping for about 5 years now and im still everyday amazed with this fantastic hobby.

System Objectives: Once this system is complete it is going to be a full soft coral reef with a few lps and sps suspects aswell all in all a tank that gives everyone the wow factor.

System Type:
reef tank

Display System:
2x2x2.5 260l+

Strike up Date:
22 july 2011

Display Tank: Display tank specifications.
2x2x2.5 cube with overflow 3x 30mm holes 2 drain 1 return
260l+

Display Lighting:
ended up going with a Cree 90w unit guppy's

Stand: Stand specifications.
50x50 2.5mm aluminium rounded boxed powder coated white finished with dressed ply panels.

Hood: Hood specifications.
top capping built aluminium 1.6m frame with dressed ply panels.

Sump: Sump specs if applicable.
2ft tank seperated into three sections
1st section 2 filter socks
2nd section skimmer(heater etc)
3rd return

Refugium:
i designed a refugium hang on the back style out of acrylic and hade the guys at specialized wholes sales and plastic make it for me (all fittings on the other
hand were done by me.

Refugium Lighting:
f\glo fluroescent


Support systems:

System Water:
Natural salt water

Display Water circulation:

2x tunze 6025 looking for and mp40 though

Return Pump:

Eden 2800lph

Skimmer:
Aqua C EV180
eden pump 2000lph

Evaporation Top Up:
aqua medic niveaumat sp3000 plumbed to a 100l water tank outside

Chemical Support:
N/A

Calcium Addition:
manual

Alkilinity Addition:
manual
i will update as much as i can

cheers Macauley
Last edited by Marine_mad123 on Thu 10 Nov, 2011 10:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby Marine_mad123 » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 9:47 pm

hey there stand has been made will be powder coated tommorow ;).

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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby Marine_mad123 » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 11:56 pm

Just a small update have got the stand home and it looks brilliant very happy will hopefully start the cabinet work over the weened. the following are a few pics of the stand in my room with the sump :) sorry bout late night iphone shots.

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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby Marine_mad123 » Thu 10 Nov, 2011 10:41 pm

hello their sorry for the late update have been busy at work. The tank has progressed fantastically over the past few months , photo of the display as well as livestock
and equipment real soon

cheers

Macauley :)
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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby Marine_mad123 » Sat 26 Nov, 2011 9:49 am

Sorry for the late reply guys and girls have been busy here is a little update on the tank

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comments welcome hope you like

cheers macauley
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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby ConnorMacRae » Sat 05 Jan, 2013 9:53 pm

Hey Macauley,

Interesting build, I've got something similar going, except wider than tall. Did you have any more shots of cladding the stand?

Good luck with it mate
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Re: 2x2x2.5 reef tank Macauley

Postby priscacara » Fri 11 Jan, 2013 1:20 pm

Great looking tank , plenty of colors and room with that scape for swimming space.
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